Worth a second look

Imagine this: a GOP presidential candidate who's a self-described "voice of constitutional conservatism, limited government, and a safe and secure America", one whose "top priorities as a constitutional conservative" are to "restore our economy and create millions of new jobs, repeal Obamacare and its unconstitutional mandates, achieve deep spending cuts to reduce America's debt, strengthen the family and defend marriage, and rebuild respect for America as the shining city upon a hill."

Sound good so far?

The candidate is also a champion of free markets and "Tea Party values including the call for lower taxes, renewed focus on the Constitution and the need to shrink the size of government."

The candidate has a track record consistent with these claims, one that is unblemished by scandal.

The candidate is a staunch critic of Barack Obama and is loathed by Nancy Pelosi.

The candidate has five years' experience in the U.S. Congress and is a member of two Congressional committees, including the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The candidate is a self-described "leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers."

Further, the candidate is a congenial, articulate tax attorney, a former state senator, a small business owner, and a parent who has been married to the same spouse for over 30 years.

Sound even better?

The candidate described above is one of the existing GOP candidates. Is she the perfect candidate (whatever that is)? No, there's no such thing. But sometimes what we are searching for is right under our nose, hiding in plain sight.

Imagine this: a GOP presidential candidate who's a self-described "voice of constitutional conservatism, limited government, and a safe and secure America", one whose "top priorities as a constitutional conservative" are to "restore our economy and create millions of new jobs, repeal Obamacare and its unconstitutional mandates, achieve deep spending cuts to reduce America's debt, strengthen the family and defend marriage, and rebuild respect for America as the shining city upon a hill."

Sound good so far?

The candidate is also a champion of free markets and "Tea Party values including the call for lower taxes, renewed focus on the Constitution and the need to shrink the size of government."

The candidate has a track record consistent with these claims, one that is unblemished by scandal.

The candidate is a staunch critic of Barack Obama and is loathed by Nancy Pelosi.

The candidate has five years' experience in the U.S. Congress and is a member of two Congressional committees, including the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

The candidate is a self-described "leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers."

Further, the candidate is a congenial, articulate tax attorney, a former state senator, a small business owner, and a parent who has been married to the same spouse for over 30 years.

Sound even better?

The candidate described above is one of the existing GOP candidates. Is she the perfect candidate (whatever that is)? No, there's no such thing. But sometimes what we are searching for is right under our nose, hiding in plain sight.

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